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Samoilove Yuri

Samoilove Yuri

Born in 1987 г.

Yuri is a graphic artist and painter with an extraordinary background. He first started in the visual arts at the age of 20, then, after studying at the Moscow School of New Cinema (MSNC) to become a screenwriter and director, he returned to painting and drawing.

Jury's work is a methodological look into the nature of painting; in this he continues the line of abstract painters from America and the German neo-expressionists of the 1960-70s (De Kooning, Baselitz and Kiefer were particularly close). Through them, Samoilove also addresses the question of method, which for him lies in the problem of the relationship between figurative and abstract art. The artist approaches this boundary by means of automatic writing and palimpsest of textures.

In creating abstraction, there is a very great risk of entering the figurative precisely by accident, unintentionally. Automatic writing, removes this problem by making the image identical in meaning and importance to the abstraction. The line is erased, and the unambiguously figurative can use that plastic language in which it is not immediately recognized.

The same with palimpsest: Yuri applies and erases layers of paint, overlaps one with the other, scrapes the drawing with a sharp turn of the brush, and uses spray paint along with acrylics from the tube and pastels. The texture of these works gravitates toward sculptural plasticity, hence the pathos of the material. The material and its molding become no less interesting and important than the image itself.

All this creates works in which the viewer can discover the collision of different problems of the visual, each of which is attractive in its own way: from the limits of figurative painting, automatic and deliberate, to the pressurization of texture as a way of overcoming painting itself.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2022 - "How to disappear completely", a-s-t-r-a gallery, Art Center "Vinzavod"
  • 2022 - St. Petersburg Art Fair "1703", a-s-t-r-a gallery, Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg
  • 2021 - blazar young art fair, a-s-t-r-a gallery, Moscow
  • 2021 - participation in the international project "Exit from the Black Square", Novosibirsk
  • 2021 - Program Art Moscow at 46th Russian Antique Salon, a-s-t-r-a gallery. Gostiny Dvor, Moscow
  • 2020 - Participation in the International Contemporary Art Project THE WALL. Kamensk-Uralsky Art Museum, Kamensk-Uralsky
  • 2020 - Group exhibition "I have lost track of the world". Curator Irina Shulzhenko. Richter Space, Moscow
  • 2019 - Participation in the group exhibition "One, two, three" curated by a-s-t-r-a gallery. CUBE MOSCOW, Moscow
  • 2019 - Participation in the international project "Exit from the Black Square. Trekhgornaya manufactory, Moscow
  • 2019 - Personal exhibition "Dead Bodybuilder". Richter Space, Moscow
  • 2018 - Two guys /One Exhibition (together with American photographer John Hunter Tenney, Free Workshop)
  • 2018 - Performance "Seven Gentlemen in Moscow". Osnova Gallery, Moscow
  • 2018 - Performance "Round 9". "October, Moscow.
  • 2017 - Performance "Sixth Symphony". Pluto, Moscow
  • 2017 - "The Garden" (Meditating Dog Experimental Art Studio)

ИЗБРАННЫЕ ПУБЛИКАЦИИ:





Works

Self-Portrait
Samoilove Yrii

Self-Portrait, 2018

Paper, mixed media
42 x 60 cm
77 000 ₽
Drive-in
Samoilove Yrii

Drive-in, 2017

Acrylic, oil, and gouache on paper
120 x 84 cm
110 000 ₽
My Beloved Knight
Samoilove Yrii

My Beloved Knight, 2021

Paper, mixed media
120 x 84 cm
165 000 ₽
Untitled
Samoilove Yrii

Untitled, 2020

Paper, mixed media
84 х 120 см
150 000 ₽
Love...while I look at the pink monkey
450 000 ₽
Zombie Reptile
Samoilove Yrii

Zombie Reptile, 2020

Canvas, acryl
Diameter 20 sm
44 000 ₽
Untitled
Samoilove Yrii

Untitled, 2019

Canvas, acryl
40 x 50 cm
80 000 ₽
Untitled
Samoilove Yrii

Untitled, 2018

Canvas, acryl
50 x 40 cm
80 000 ₽
Untitled
Samoilove Yrii

Untitled, 2019

Canvas, acryl
20 x 20 cm
45 000 ₽
Untitled
Samoilove Yrii

Untitled, 2019

Canvas, acryl
20 x 20 cm
45 000 ₽
SoldWalkabout
Samoilove Yrii

Walkabout, 2017

Acrylic on paper
84 x 120 cm
SoldTriptych: Thin Ice
Samoilove Yrii

Triptych: Thin Ice, 2019

Paper, mixed media
84 x 120 cm
SoldJP’s Fur Seal
Samoilove Yrii

JP’s Fur Seal, 2021

Paper, mixed media
120 x 84 cm
Diptych: Adam & Eve
Samoilove Yrii

Diptych: Adam & Eve, 2019

Paper, mixed media
84 x 120 cm
110 000 ₽
Diptych: Adam & Eve
Samoilove Yrii

Diptych: Adam & Eve, 2019

Paper, mixed media
84 x 120 cm
110 000 ₽
Exploding Plastic II
Samoilove Yrii

Exploding Plastic II, 2021

Paper, acrylic
120 х 84 см
132 000 ₽
Exploding Plastic III
Samoilove Yrii

Exploding Plastic III, 2021

Paper, acrylic
120 х 84 см
132 000 ₽
Ancient Evenings
Samoilove Yrii

Ancient Evenings, 2021

Paper, acrylic
120 х 84 см
132 000 ₽
Butterfly
Samoilove Yrii

Butterfly, 2021

Paper, acrylic
120 х 100 cm
242 000 ₽
Canceled Figures
Samoilove Yrii

Canceled Figures, 2021

Paper, acrylic
120 х 84 см
132 000 ₽
Alps
Samoilove Yrii

Alps, 2021

Paper, acrylic
120 х 84 см
132 000 ₽
100% Kitty
Samoilove Yrii

100% Kitty, 2021

Paper, acrylic
150 х 120 см
200 000 ₽
Saint-bernard with Golden Fangs
242 000 ₽
Rabbit Hole
Samoilove Yrii

Rabbit Hole, 2021

Paper, acrylic
120 х 84 см
135 000 ₽
Ring Collector
Samoilove Yrii

Ring Collector, 2021

Paper, acrylic
120 х 84 см
135 000 ₽
Self portrait with a beard
135 000 ₽
Imaginary Landlord
Samoilove Yrii

Imaginary Landlord, 2021

Paper, mixed media
120 x 84 cm
135 000 ₽
Bipolar Polar Star, 2021
135 000 ₽
Utopia Beach
Samoilove Yrii

Utopia Beach, 2021

Paper, mixed media
120 x 84 cm
135 000 ₽
Blind date
Samoilove Yrii

Blind date, 2020

Canvas, oil
100 х 80 cm
242 000 ₽
The king and the droplet
242 000 ₽
The parade flat
242 000 ₽
KS
Samoilove Yrii

KS, 2018

Canvas, oil
60 x 80 cm
165 000 ₽
Cat Eye Syndrome
Samoilove Yrii

Cat Eye Syndrome, 2017

Acrylic, oil on canvas
60 x 80 cm
165 000 ₽
Ophelia
Samoilove Yrii

Ophelia, 2017

Cardboard, acrylic
300 x 150 cm
Holy Shit
Samoilove Yrii

Holy Shit, 2018

Canvas, acryl
40 x 50 cm
80 000 ₽
Devil and his first octopus
135 000 ₽
Untitled
Samoilove Yrii

Untitled, 2018

Canvas, acryl
50 x 70 cm
165 000 ₽
Laika
Samoilove Yrii

Laika, 2018

Mixed media on canvas
60 x 80 cm
198 000 ₽
Conversation with Bird
Samoilove Yrii

Conversation with Bird, 2018

Mixed media on canvas
50 x 60 cm
175 000 ₽
Brèves Rencontres
Samoilove Yrii

Brèves Rencontres, 2017

Acrylic, oil on canvas
60 x 80 cm
165 000 ₽
Amputation
Samoilove Yrii

Amputation, 2021

Canvas, acryl
200 х 210 см
My new best friend
Samoilove Yrii

My new best friend, 2021

Canvas, acryl
100 х 90 см
Fire is Free
Samoilove Yrii

Fire is Free, 2020

Paper, mixed media
120 x 84 cm
135 000 ₽
Fatal burns
Samoilove Yrii

Fatal burns, 2020

Peper, gouache
120 x 84 cm
135 000 ₽
Dead Bodybuilder
Samoilove Yrii

Dead Bodybuilder, 2018

Paper, mixed media
120 x 84 cm
135 000 ₽
Wings
Samoilove Yrii

Wings, 2019

Acrylic, oil, and gouache on paper
120 x 84 cm
110 000 ₽
The Red Line
Samoilove Yrii

The Red Line, 2020

Холст, акрил, акварель
10 х 15 cm
20 000 ₽
Waterwolf
Samoilove Yrii

Waterwolf, 2020

Холст, акрил, акварель
10 х 15 cm
20 000 ₽
What's up, show me your paws!
Samoilove Yrii

What's up, show me your paws!, 2020

Холст, акрил, акварель
10 х 15 cm
20 000 ₽
Double Skull
Samoilove Yrii

Double Skull, 2020

Canvas, acryl
10 х 15 cm
20 000 ₽
Untitled
Samoilove Yrii

Untitled, 2020

Холст, акрил, акварель
10 х 15 cm
20 000 ₽
The Raven
Samoilove Yrii

The Raven, 2016

Peper, gouache
50 x 70 cm
44 000 ₽
On the beach
Samoilove Yrii

On the beach, 2016

Paper, acrylic
40 x 60 cm
44 000 ₽
Unchained
Samoilove Yrii

Unchained, 2018

Acrylic on paper
42 x 60 cm
88 000 ₽
The Falling
Samoilove Yrii

The Falling, 2017

Canvas, acrylic, watercolor, aerosol spray cans
30 x 30 cm
44 000 ₽
Predator
Samoilove Yrii

Predator, 2021

Paper, acrylic, gouache
120 х 84 см
132 000 ₽
Drinker of Silver
20 000 ₽
Haunted Graffiti
20 000 ₽
The Great Masters - Michelangelo
135 000 ₽
Tre Grazie
Samoilove Yrii

Tre Grazie, 2021

Paper, acrylic
120 х 90 см
135 000 ₽
Tree of Life
Samoilove Yrii

Tree of Life, 2021

Canvas, acryl
20 х 10 см
20 000 ₽
Wildchild
Samoilove Yrii

Wildchild, 2021

Canvas, acryl
20 х 10 см
20 000 ₽
Femur Incarnation
Samoilove Yrii

Femur Incarnation, 2021

Paper, acrylic
150 х 120 см
200 000 ₽
Finding Granny Worm
Samoilove Yrii

Finding Granny Worm, 2021

Canvas, acryl
диаметр 18 см
25 000 ₽
Exploding Plastic IV
Samoilove Yrii

Exploding Plastic IV, 2021

Paper, acrylic
120 х 84 см
132 000 ₽
Exploding Plastic
Samoilove Yrii

Exploding Plastic, 2021

Paper, acrylic
120 х 84 см
132 000 ₽
Kill Your Darlings
Samoilove Yrii

Kill Your Darlings, 2021

Paper, acrylic
120 х 84 см
135 000 ₽
New Kind Of Mountain
20 000 ₽
Holy Henpecked
Samoilove Yrii

Holy Henpecked, 2021

Canvas, acryl
120 х 100 cm
242 000 ₽
Insects Know Everything About You
20 000 ₽
On the Mexican Border
Samoilove Yrii

On the Mexican Border, 2021

Paper, acrylic
150 х 120 см
200 000 ₽
Plague Poet
Samoilove Yrii

Plague Poet, 2021

Canvas, acryl
10 х 15 cm
20 000 ₽
Splendor in the Grass
Samoilove Yrii

Splendor in the Grass, 2021

Paper, acrylic
120 х 84 см
135 000 ₽
The Great Masters - Raphael
135 000 ₽
The Snail
Samoilove Yrii

The Snail, 2021

Paper, acrylic
120 х 84 см
135 000 ₽
Silence
Samoilove Yrii

Silence, 2021

Paper, acrylic
150 х 120 см
200 000 ₽
The Dead Dinosaur Mine
Samoilove Yrii

The Dead Dinosaur Mine, 2021

Paper, acrylic
150 х 120 см
200 000 ₽
The Great Masters - Donatello
135 000 ₽
Like
Samoilove Yrii

Like, 2020

Canvas, oil
80 x 80 cm
African Queen
Samoilove Yrii

African Queen, 2021

Paper, acrylic
120 х 84 см
135 000 ₽
The Great Masters - Leonardo
135 000 ₽
Untitled
Samoilove Yrii

Untitled, 2016

Paper, acrylic
50 х 70 см
44 000 ₽
Arctic Summer
Samoilove Yrii

Arctic Summer, 2022

Paper, acrylic
120 х 84 см
Dolphin Dance
Samoilove Yrii

Dolphin Dance, 2022

Paper, acrylic
120 х 84 см
Corrida
Samoilove Yrii

Corrida, 2016

Бумага, акрил, масляная пастель
54 х 69 см
Dicky mouse
Samoilove Yrii

Dicky mouse, 2016

Paper, acrylic
50 х 70 см
44 000 ₽
Untitled
Samoilove Yrii

Untitled, 2016

Paper, acrylic
50 х 70 см
44 000 ₽
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